Category Archives: programming

ripping compact discs to audio files

Perhaps it is not necessary for another article about how to convert cd’s to a format that can be used on our mp3 or ogg music players.  I have used k3b program for extracting ogg files in the past. I … Continue reading

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software development the easy way …

Is there really an easy way for software development?  Over time there has been an increasing number of different attempts at providing the silver bullet to faster better development.  The solutions have ranged from the tools such as adding syntax … Continue reading

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Simplicity in development or syntactic sugar

Computing is a pretty big field so it is not always possible to stay on top of every little (or big) framework or enhancement that comes down the line.  I am happy to be involved in software development so I … Continue reading

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using docker

Although docker does have quite a few command options a small subset is all you need for general usage.  The number of individual tasks you need is limited the following. download an image run the image remove the image build … Continue reading

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lightweight virtualization – docker

Virtual machines can allow you better utilize the resources or make it possible to run multiple incompatible versions of the same software or even different operating systems. Virtual machines sound like the perfect solution, instead of a server that runs … Continue reading

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coding like it is 1996

It is a sad fact but I don’t always get to pick the tools I use at work.  Just today I felt like my colleague and I woke up in 1996 – back when java 1.6 was released. The client … Continue reading

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windows batch processing

I really didn’t want to fool around with that little windows task that has been laying on my boss’s desk. It was planned that Robert would do it after the new year started but then he decided to quit. Now … Continue reading

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Maven simple example

Maven was briefly described in my previous post.  In this post I will do a few small examples for actually using Maven. One of the main things about Maven is the idea of the artifact.  The artifact is a file, which … Continue reading

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Maven the alternative build tool

Why maven Maven is a tool for building software. Doesn’t there already exist a number of tools for doing this exact task?  Two different tools that do this are the classic make utility or the much newer Apache Ant. The make utility … Continue reading

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command line fun – finding mistakes

I knew that I had mistyped but it was too late.  I tried to exit out of vi in a hurry and accidentally exited but saved the file under a new name.  This wouldn’t have been so bad if the … Continue reading

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